12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Engelberg
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Bern
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gletscherspalte as well as Titlis. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): snap pictures at Titlis Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Gletscherspalte. On your second day here, make a trip to Rhone Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Trubsee, and then make a trip to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Engelberg route planner.

Mumbai, India to Engelberg is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Engelberg. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in August: highs in Engelberg hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Rhone Glacier
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Lake Trubsee ©
Lake Trubsee
Titlis Cliff Walk ©
Titlis Cliff Walk

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 1st (Sun), snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Engelberg to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, historic sites, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, look for gifts at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Zurich.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

3
nights
Interlaken

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, get your game on at Heidi's Photo Chalet, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stroll around Hohematte Park, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Interlaken trip planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Interlaken are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten). Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, pause for some photo ops at Barenpark, then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bern travel route builder .

You can drive from Interlaken to Bern in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Bern, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

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